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April 17, 2018

PCB plans to upgrade Rawalindi Stadium


April 17, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) plans to invest around Rs 1000 million to upgrade Pindi Stadium during the next three years time, making it worthy of hosting international as well as Pakistan Super League matches.

Najam Sethi, chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed to The News that board wanted to give Pindi Stadium a real international look. “The PCB plans to invest Rs 1000 million on the uplift of Stadium giving it a real international look. Before that, however, we have to settle a few things in coordination with Pindi Administration. From next year onward our plan is to organise PSL and international matches in Multan and Pindi. That is the reason why we are planning to invest on these two Stadiums.”

PCB chairman held a meeting Monday with Commissioner Rawalpindi Nadeem Aslam Ch to discuss details the uplifting work on the stadium. Others who attended the meeting included Mayor Rawalpindi Sardar Naseem, COO PCB Subhan Ahmad, PCB chairman advisor Shakil Sheikh, District Commissioner Rawalpindi Talat Mahmood Gondal.

It was decided that a committee that would include Subhan Ahmed, Shakil Sheikh and Rawalpindi Administration Officials would be formed to finalise the formalities regarding the uplifting plan in and around the Stadium.

“Since the venue would be used for international matches, effort is on to give the stadium and surroundings clean and attractive to visitors. PCB in coordination with local administration would make all out effort to cherish that plan,” Najam Sethi, said. However, the general impression is that instead on putting in Rs 1000 million on a Stadium where increasing capacity would be a difficult proposition, it would be wiser to built a new Stadium in Islamabad where keeping a tight security would be much easier.

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